Testing Maintenance Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients With SLFN11 Positive Biomarker

  • Interventional
  • Active
  • NCT04334941

Phase II Randomized Study of Maintenance Atezolizumab Versus Atezolizumab in Combination With Talazoparib in Patients With SLFN11 Positive Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (ES-SCLC)

This phase II trial studies whether atezolizumab in combination with talazoparib works better than atezolizumab alone as maintenance therapy for patients with SLFN11-positive extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. PARPs are proteins that help repair damage to DNA, the genetic material that serves as the body's instruction book. Changes (mutations) in DNA can cause tumor cells to grow quickly and out of control, but PARP inhibitors like talazoparib may keep PARP from working, so tumor cells can't repair themselves, and they stop growing. Giving atezolizumab in combination with talazoparib may help lower the chance of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer growing and spreading compared to atezolizumab alone.